Announcements and February General Meeting Minutes
Philadelphia, PA – Here's a rundown of what happened at the most recent General Membership meeting of the Green Party of Philadelphia (GPOP), including our City Committee election results.
GPOP City Committee Meeting Minutes
February 29, 2019, Shissler Recreation Center
Present: Georgie (Recording Secretary), Hillary Kane, Tre Schumacher, Ernest Schulte, Olivia Faison, (Chair), Merrill Clampet-Lundquist, Jarrett Anderson (Treasurer), Charles Sherrouse, Marlene Soifer, Francis McCloskey, Wendy Simonsen, Chris Robinson
Endorsement of Olivia for City Council
Olivia presented her campaign statement and was asked questions and given feedback. It was suggested that Olivia pick specific laws to talk about and to consider how to position herself and the party by extension in comparison to her opponents. There was some discussion on slogans, suggestions included “end the police state,” “end legalized plunder,” and “decriminalize poverty.”
We voted to endorse Olivia’s campaign. There was a short follow up conversation gathering volunteers and to have a kickoff party on Saint Patrick’s Day.
City Committee Election
Chris managed the election and Georgie and Jarrett counted them. At-Large seats were done by ranked choice as there were 4 nominees.
The 2019 City Committee is organized as follows:
Chair: Wendy Simonsen
Treasurer: Kristin Combs
Membership Secretary: Charles Sherrouse
Recording Secretary: Tre Schumacher
Members At-Large: Christian Banchs, Robert Jaffee, and Asantewaa Nkrumah-Ture. In the event one of these members steps, down, Ernest Schulte will step up.
Congratulations to the new City Committee!
Endorsement of Divest from the War Machine
Chris brought flyers asking us to endorse an organization calling for the removal of public and private assets from weapons manufacturers and military contractors. We voted to endorse.
March 11: GPOP City Committee meeting, 7pm at Temple University, Tuttleman Learning Center
March 23-24: Green Party of Pennsylvania (GPPA) meeting in Pittsburgh, which will include hearing from 3 Green Presidential Candidates
March 28: GPOP General Membership meeting, 7pm, location TBD
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